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Long service leave is a paid leave entitlement for employees who have worked continuously in a business for a specified period of time. Full time, part time and casual employees are entitled to long service leave. The state long service leave obligations in the Long Service Leave Act apply to most...
Long service leave
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Annual leave
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Employees with disabilities
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Public holiday pay
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
WA pay rates and award summaries
A Western Australian employee covered by a WA award or industrial agreement requiring superannuation contributions to be paid into a fund is entitled to ‘choice of fund’ under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) ( the IR Act ). Other employees eligible for superannuation may be entitled to...
Choice of superannuation fund
This page contains frequently asked questions on forklifts. Do I always have to wear the seat belt when operating a forklift truck? Yes. Regulation 4.44 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 states that an employer must ensure that the operator of the forklift uses the seat belt...
Forklifts
Did you know? The most common metal guillotine injuries are crushed or amputated fingers. Most of these accidents are not caused by the blade of the guillotine, but by the clamps that hold the sheet of metal being cut. Other injuries are from fingers jamming under the sheet of metal being cut, and...
Plant and machinery
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system cover businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Getting started
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Bereavement leave

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Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Machinery
WorkSafe
Poster
20 May 2014
Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Kitchens - Poster
WorkSafe
Poster
20 May 2014
Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Falls
WorkSafe
Poster
20 May 2014
The film New to the Job can be used as part of an induction program for new workers. Running Time: 23:03 mins
WorkSafe
Training material
29 May 2014
This video includes the reflections of Dr Jim McNulty (former Commissioner for Health) concerning asbestos mining operations at Wittenoom which led to serious health problems for workers at the mine...
WorkSafe
Information
29 May 2014
This film will show you how to identify hazardous substances, assess the risk of injury or harm and control the risk Running Time: 12:13 mins
WorkSafe
Training material
21 May 2014
This film will show you how to identify hazardous manual tasks, how to assess risks arising from hazardous manual tasks, and how to control the risk. Running time: 11:32 mins
WorkSafe
Training material
21 May 2014
Falling from one level to another is a major workplace hazard and is the most common cause of death from traumatic injuries in construction. Fall hazards occur in all industries and most fatalities...
WorkSafe
Training material
29 May 2014
This handbook has been developed by WorkSafe Victoria to encourage the safe use of quad bikes and outlines legal requirements and strategies to ensure the safe operation of quad bikes on farms...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
What should you know about quad bike safety?
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014

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Announcements

WorkSafe engaged Marsden Jacob Associates, an independent consulting firm, to undertake a Western Australian specific RIS process on the model WHS Regulations. The outcome of that process was the preparation of a WA RIS. This report and associated supporting documents are available on the WorkSafe website. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament. This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three months. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
City of Stirling has been fined $20,000 (plus more than $2600 in costs) after a member of the public died after being struck by a bobcat on a landscaping site in November 2011. City of Stirling was convicted of failing to ensure that a contractor provided and maintained a safe work environment, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court today. In November 2011, the City commissioned Total...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Aug 2014
WorkSafe has charged Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd for failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its employees. The prosecution arises from an incident on April 14, 2012 in which 22-year-old pearl diver Jarrod Hampton died. Paspaley Pearls has been charged under Section 19(1) and 19A(3) of the Oc cupational Safety and Health Act 1984 . The maximum penalty for this offence...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 Jul 2014
On Friday, 15 August, WorkSafe will move from its home in West Perth to new offices in Cannington. WorkSafe will be open for business as usual on Monday, 17 August, including the licensing centre. For more information call 1300 489 099 or email safety@commerce.wa.gov.au .
WorkSafe
Department News
28 Jul 2014
WorkSafe will conduct a further inspection program to look at safety standards in clothing and footwear retailing outlets throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in these sectors was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the clothing and footwear retailing...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jul 2014
A national furniture retailer has been fined $30,000 over an incident in which two employees were injured when an elevating work platform toppled over at one of its stores. Super A-Mart Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. The incident occurred in August 2011 in the dispatch warehouse of the...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jul 2014
As of today, the Western Australian state minimum wage has increased by $20.00 to $665.90 per week for full time adult employees. All State award minimum rates have also increased. Don’t get caught out paying incorrect rates of pay! Contact Wageline today and we will email you the award summary for your industry, containing pay rates and other useful information. The updated rates are on the WA...
Labour Relations
Alert
01 Jul 2014
WorkSafe will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in motor vehicle repair businesses. Throughout the 2014/15 financial year in metropolitan and regional areas, inspectors will look at mechanical repair workplaces, from large chains to small businesses and mechanical workshops in car dealer and vehicle rental premises. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that motor...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Jun 2014
WorkSafe will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in the catering sector. Beginning next week and continuing throughout the 2014/15 financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas, the program will look at catering companies of all sizes, from large-scale catering to small operations. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that catering had been identified as a...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Jun 2014

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